Delivers First Customer Shipments from World's First Volume Manufacturing Facility
Although often referred to in the industry as a thin-film battery, IPS' thin-film micro-energy cells actually represent an entirely new class of energy storage device that combines a micro-thin, flexible form factor with unmatched rechargeability, cycle life and power performance. These component class devices enable many years of operation and are designed to last the life of the products they serve, eliminating the need for, and cost of, battery replacement. In addition, the IPS MECs provide unrivaled charge acceptance and design simplicity to enable highly efficient, ultra low power, ambient energy harvesting systems to perpetually charge the MEC and provide maintenance free, autonomously powered micro-systems.
"Leveraging the IPS MECs allows us to extend our technology leadership in the wireless sensor space," commented Chris Townsend, vice president of engineering at MicroStrain. "After extensive evaluations, we found the IPS MECs to be truly unique and compelling, and we view them as a key enabler to our development of world-class autonomous wireless sensor solutions."
"We believe micro-energy cells will help enable a new class of miniature, networked, autonomously powered mobile electronic devices that are perpetually recharged via ambient energy harvesting," noted Macy Summers, director of strategic development at Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services - Defense, a company that signed a cooperative agreement with IPS last year for developing this technology for military and civil government applications. "This technology will help us develop applications that reduce the burden associated with powering the electronic devices on which our troops rely."
Commenting on today's announcement, Tim Bradow, vice president of business development at IPS noted, "Industry leaders in their respective markets can now leverage the unique benefits of our MECs for the creation of innovative and autonomously powered micro-systems. Like MicroStrain and Lockheed Martin, these companies are interested in our ability to provide this new micro-energy storage technology in volume and are excited about its significant form factor, long life and performance advantages over traditional rechargeable micro-batteries, capacitors and supercapacitors."
Today's announcement follows the successful completion of IPS' Series B round of financing at the end of last year. Beyond manufacturing, IPS' new 36,000-square-foot facility also hosts engineering, administration and other operational support accommodations, while room for additional volume production expansion is readily available to meet future growth in customer demand.
About Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) -- a U.S.-based, clean-technology company -- is the global leader in developing, marketing and manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable thin-film micro-energy storage devices for a variety of micro-electronic applications. Founded in 2001, IPS is privately held with corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the western suburbs of Denver, Colo. The company has completed the build-out of the world's first volume manufacturing facility dedicated to the production of its revolutionary thin-film micro-energy cell (MEC(TM)) products (often referred to as thin-film batteries). IPS has recently commenced pre-production activities at this state-of-the-art facility to address growing demand among customers in the wireless sensor, active RFID, powered smart card, medical device, consumer electronics, automotive and civil/military/aerospace markets. Additional information about IPS is available at http://www.InfinitePowerSolutions.com.
MicroStrain, Inc., in business since 1987, is a leading designer and manufacturer of next generation wired & wireless networks for embedded displacement, strain, vibration, temperature and orientation sensing. For further information please visit MicroStrain's website at http://www.microstrain.com or call 802-862-6629.